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Install Arch Linux without overriding MBR

In my PC I have Linux mint XFCE & Windows XP professional. I intend to replace Windows XP with Arch-Linux. But I don't want to override Linux Mint MBR, I want to boot into Arch-Linux using sudo ...
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When update Linux Mint from 15 to 16?

I would like to know if I have to, every time the new release of Linux Mint come out, upgrade my OS? I had Ubuntu someday, and every half a year I burnt a CD and installed everything from the ...
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What Ubiquity files should I change or interface with to make a change to Ubiquity?

There's a difference between the GTK and Qt/KDE versions of the Ubiquity installer. The GTK version doesn't take you to a manual disk partitioner if you choose the dual boot radio button. The Qt ...
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back-up: which patitions to back-up before upgrading/reinstalling

I have Ubuntu13.04 on my laptop. I have to upgrade it to the next release or else I would install a fresh release after deleting my current system. I have already installed and configured my current ...
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Debian install halts

I'm running Debian squeeze on my Lenovo laptop. Recently I tried to install Debian Jessie on a different partition. The installation process goes smoothly, but at some point (around 99% completion) ...
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Changing network config during CentOS netinstall

I cannot find a way to change the networking information during a CentOS netinstall, when using the URL installation method. I always use a netinstall, and occasionally fat-finger the network ...
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Choose other timezone when install Debian?

Why can't I select English and choose timezone outside US?
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Strange error message during CentOS 6.5 installation regarding disk containing BIOS RAID metadata?

While attempting to use an old 40GB HDD to setup a kind of junky though usable Athon 1GHz system I ran into the following error during the HDD identification/partitioning phase of the installation: ...
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`Error: no such device…` after installing Arch

I've seen many threads about this error but I couldn't find a solution. I've installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8. (Dual Boot). I followed this video exactly but am getting the error below at ...
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How do I find my network SSID?

I would like to install Arch Linux. In the first part of the installation, I need to connect to a wireless LAN network. But I don't know what my network's SSID is. How can I find this out?
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How to install Windows 8 after arch?

Okay so after a painful 3 days of fixing / changing / reformatting I have finally got Arch Linux install. Now comes the problem. I had to remove Windows when installing Arch but I still need Windows. ...
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Installing Arch Linux alongside Windows 8

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 alongside. (Dual boot) Now I would like to install Arch Linux instead Ubuntu. I have seen many Video tutorials about installing Arch Linux but all was ...
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How to modify mount options in an OpenBSD install?

How exactly can I modify different mount options for a FS at an OpenBSD install? IT's crazy, but I just can't find it. I'm at here: W # Use (W)hole disk or (E)dit the MBR? E # Use (A)uto layout, ...
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Ubuntu - Install Options

I have three possibilities to installing and running Ubuntu as my main operating system. 1) Install onto an external SSD: Obviously, this would mean installing onto the External SSD and connecting ...
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Portable bootable installation of Ubuntu, synchronized with my main computer

I have a difficult problem that I'm trying to solve. Currently, I am using Mac OSX and I want to create a full Ubuntu partition on my home computer; this is fine. I'm currently doing a lot of ...
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Faulty support for the installation of Debian Jessie/testing

From here I downloaded a debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso and boot.img.gz, then I followed these instructions but the result is an USB dongle that is capable of booting the Debian installer, reading ...
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What directories can be shared between distros?

After getting some information about partition scheme, I came to know that using discrete partitions will be more useful. If I'd to install another OS, and see having /home directory in seperate ...
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Is it safe to Install Debian, and possible to go back?

I already use bosslinux and want to try Debian (by installing Debian) would I be able to delete it completely afterwards?
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Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup

So, I currently have BOSS Linux and I am going to install Debian (currently installing right now) And I want my older OS (BOSS linux), on the first position and the debian, (freshly installed) to be ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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how to install arch linux on 32 bit system

I would like to install arch Linux on my netbook, which is not 64 bit compatible. I searched through the downloads on the arch Linux download page and everything there pertains to 64 bit ...
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How can I install a Linux distribution to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distributions, but I've tried a few (Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, ...
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How to properly use Gentoo Linux as a supplement to an existing distribution?

While I originally wanted to entirely replace the Linux distribution my NAS uses, I meanwhile came to the conclusion that it would be better to leave the existing system as unmodified as possible and ...
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Install 32-bit library packages on 64-bit rhel 6.2 during installation of os

I want full installation of rhel-server-6.2-x86_64. Within this setup, I want to install some of 32bit glibc packages before completion of installation, which already available in ...
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/dev/sdb keeps changing to whatever disk contains Windows 7?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on /dev/sda and Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sdb. Initially I installed Windows 7 on (call it disk 1) and when I begun installing Ubuntu it said Windows 7 was on /dev/sdb. ...
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Install Ubuntu from the same or different partition?

Do you need more than one partition to run an Ubuntu installer? Or can you download it, save it, and install it all in the same partition? (without mounting others, nor using the Windows installer). ...
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If /usr partition not specified, does it go on same partition as root by default?

I plan to install Fedora Linux on a machine with an SSD and an HDD. /boot, and the root will have their own partitions on the SSD. If I want /usr to be on same partition as /, will that occur by ...
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Installation of Fedora 19 does not start / freezes in loop while booting from usb-medium

I made a usb bootmedium as explained on the Fedora homepage. I then startet up my laptop and booted form USB. Then the screen to select action popped. I choose start Fedora. After that that "citrus" ...
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Elementary OS dual boot with Windows 7

I just deleted a partition from my RAID 0 2x HDD, installed Elementary OS from a SD card USB adaptor (while doing it, I created a Root, a Home and a Swap partition) but I never saw the bootloader when ...
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Install OpenSUSE 12.3 on a Virtual Machine

I am trying to install OpenSUSE 12.3 onto a (VirtualBox, on Windows) virtual machine. I have tried both the Net Install (-NET) and LiveCD (Gnome) installs. The installations proceed almost to ...
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Installing Linux on UEFI ASUS Machine

I have been having troubles for weeks trying to get Linux Mint on my new computer. It is a ASUS F75V-NS1 with UEFI Bios and Windows 8 install. So far, I was able to get a Linux Mint 64-bit Bootable ...
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Problem while install ubuntu 12.04.3-server

I try to install Ubuntu 12.04.3-server-i386 in my system. My system configuration is 256MB RAM, 80GB hard disk, Pentium 4 (2.40Gz). I have a DVD drive, I downloaded 12.04.3-server-i386.iso and burnt ...
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Is PAE harddrive dependent?

I have two M1400 and I can successfully boot and installed Bodhi Linux on one of them. When I try to boot it on the second one I get a Kernel Error saying that the CPU doesn't support PAE. The two ...
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/sbin/init does not exist - Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck

I'm trying to install arch linux. When I boot up, it gives me the message found below. ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist. Bailing out, you are on your own now. ...
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How can I install Gentoo in this situation

Why does it nessesary to coincide the release version of stage3 and minimal install CD? Or can I install Gentoo with old minimal CD, but current stage?
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How I can select a partition to install fedora?

I have a problem on installing fedora. I have already installed windows 8, and I have two different partitions (C (for windows), and D(for data)). I had also shrink the size of D by 50 GB, in order ...
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Error installing Fedora 19

I'm trying to install Fedora 19. After my computer booted from installation DVD for about 20 minutes, it displays white screen with 'Oh no! Something has gone wrong.' message. I've tried 3 times and ...
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What happens when my internet dies out during the net installation of Debian?

So it downloaded all kinds of things (I think GNOME didn't make it, because I'm doing everything in command line atm). My router is so crappy that it loses its internet connection if I surpass 450 ...
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How to install persistent ubuntu 12.04 on USB drive?

I spent an entire day trying to figure out why my USB ubuntu installation was not being persistent. Yes, I did check the "persistence" option and assigned a file size for it during installation. I've ...
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Proper menu.lst entry for custum install CD? [closed]

Trying to generate a custom boot CD, I find these proposed changes for menu.lst file timeout 8 default 0 gfxmenu (cd)/boot/message title Linux root (cd) kernel /boot/vmlinuz ...
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How can I install Arch Linux on a Laptop with Intel GMA 4500 MHD?

I would like to install Arch Linux on my Acer TravelMate 5735Z. Sadly, it has a Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphic card. This means, I suffer from Kernel Bug [GM45] black screen at boot (0 backlight?). When ...
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error caused by undefined symbol: glXGetProcAddress

After my last dist-upgrade of my testing debian system, X refuses to start. I can see the following error (which shows up when gnome-session is started): symbol lookup error: ...
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New SuSE install intermittently freezes

I've just installed the latest Gnome SuSE from their website (downloaded from their site yesterday). I grabbed the LiveCD, put it on a USB stick, booted from it, and used the included installer to ...
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Is there a way to circumvent normal installation proceedures and manually install (M1400 Motion Computing Tablet)

TLDR version Can I install Linux by booting the Live CD and then doing a dd if=/ of=/dev/hda? Can I somehow install Linux by copying files off of the installing ISO directly onto the harddisk drive? ...
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need some advice in setting up my first server [closed]

Questions Should a GUI be installed on a server? Are solid state drives a good option for Virtualizations? How can I use SSD for virtualization? conditional information: I apreciate advice that ...
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Problems installing Linux Mint

I tried to install Linux Mint 15 on my PC using a bootable USB. I had partitioned a drive on windows for the linux. But while installing from the bootable, I cannot see the partition. I am afraid I ...
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How to specify an ISO as the location of root filesystem for GRUB?

I'm trying to understand the Debian "booting from Hard Disk" installation manual. The process is as follows: I copy a kernel image, a ramdisk initrd and an ISO with installer to the hard drive and ...
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How do I install Debian onto the same physical hard disk that the installer files are on?

I need to somehow copy the installer to hard drive (local disk), so that I can plug this prepared hard drive to another computer, boot the installer from hdd and install it (on same hdd). Example: ...
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How to install Kali Linux without CD and flash drive?

I have download Kali Linux. But the size is too large for my flash drive, my flash drive is 1.8gb and the Kali Linux iso is 2.3gb. I use an Asus eeepc 1215p which has no CD/DVD drive. My machine was ...
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Arch Linux GRUB install: “EFI variables are not supported on this system”

I am attempting to install Arch linux to a new (and very crappy) HP Pavillion 15 Notebook. This is a UEFI-based machine. After several swings at it, I have managed to get pretty far. Legacy mode is ...